James ‘Jim’ E. Romanko

James “Jim” E. Romanko, 55, of Sycamore passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 21, 2013, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born July 21, 1958, in Upper Sandusky, to Lorne and Betty (Hayman) Romanko. On Dec. 18, 2013, he married Linda (Wise) Hetzel.

Survivors include his best friend and wife, Linda; parents Lorne and Betty, both of Sycamore; two sons, Derick (fiance Alicia Clouse) Romanko of Orrville and Daniel Romanko of Tiffin; stepdaughter, Jessica (Nick) Shoemaker and stepson, Shawn (Melissa) Hetzel, both of McCutchenville; three brothers, Kevin (Fiona), Mark (Pam Fox) and Joel Romanko, all of Sycamore; five grandchildren, Jordyn, Taylor, Brayden, Elle and Elyn; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim graduated from Mohawk High School in 1976 where he qualified to be a state wrestler. He also attended The Ohio State University, Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster for two years, was a partner of the family business, Romanko Sales and Service, where he worked his entire life. Jim enjoyed family get-togethers, dogs, collecting coins, the outdoors, hunting, fishing in Canada, and farming with his family, he was a super fun-loving person.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wyandot County Memorial Hospital Oncology Department or Seneca County Dog Warden.

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.